Posts Tagged ‘COVID-19’
Is that true, Mum? When vaccine doubts are injected in the schoolyard
There is something about the word ‘vaccine’ and the connotations it evokes that has people turning on one another. Adults have been observed protesting in a manner I’d hesitate to describe as ‘childlike’ behaviour as..
Remember, we all have the power to ask for help
Life; it’s up and downs, its twists and turns Love; how it makes you feel Happiness; the genuine and unending kind Peace; the serenity and joy it brings Faith; and how it keeps you going..
Part 2-My lockdown life as a mother
I’ve never cried so much in the past few days. My despair would undoubtedly rival some of the most challenging days with my eating disorder. These days, the tears keep flowing as the life I’ve..
Part 1- Pre-pandemic, life was so simple
As each day in COVID-19 lockdown passes, it’s harder to remember what a day looked and felt like before the first stay-at-home orders, in early 2020. My memory of life is becoming increasingly vague as..
Think of others, not merely yourself
Given the monstrosity of human behavior witnessed on Saturday (21-8-2021), across Australia, I have a message for the rule breakers who, let’s face it, are responsible for the tightened restrictions in Victoria. First, I refer..
Slow and steady beats the virus odds
“You know how you feel when you don’t know how you feel? That’s how I feel.” Unknown This quote reflects how I was feeling when I heard the Premier’s announcement regarding the easing of COVID-19..
How the pandemic is impacting people with eating disorders
In a mere eight months, the entire human population has been confronted with a new, mysterious illness we refer to as COVID-19. Many of us have developed a comprehensive understanding of Covid, and the risks..
Connection — a powerful lesson from the pandemic
9.30 pm on a Wednesday. I’m exhausted from another relentless day of remote learning with my two young children. I could say I’m looking forward to the upcoming weekend, but that would be a lie...
COVID-19 and the elderly: Survival of the fittest, a generational debate
A disturbing and unfathomable chain of thought is doing the rounds. It’s a dilemma that seems to have no reasonable answer; a generational debate between the young and their longer-term economic survival and our elders..
For three hours, my children put COVID-19 out of the picture
Everyone is feeling the impact of dramatic changes due to COVID-19. As with the virus itself, no-one is immune to the effects of our changed world. You don’t need to have had the virus to..